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Moving a intrathecal baclofen pump anchor that is postion incorrectly

Deborah h Posted Tue 15th of September, 2015 19:13:50 PM

How would you code a scenario where an anchor of a intrathecal baclofen pump is threating to come out, but the wound isn't totally dehiscence (threatening prominent hardware)? The anchor is just being repositioned not the whole baclofen pump; please list both the cpt code and the diagnosis code that you would use?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 16th of September, 2015 07:00:51 AM

We can code this scenario with CPT 62350 with Dx 996.75.

Deborah h Posted Tue 22nd of September, 2015 07:09:54 AM

But what if it's more like a wound revision to get a thicker layer above the anchor; moving the anchor because threating to come out; not so much a intrathecal baclofen pump revision; would you code a wound revision code; if so, what code(s)and what diagnosis code to use?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 23rd of September, 2015 09:16:54 AM

Well, thanks for your question.

CPT code would be 12031-12037 as per the size of the wound.
ICD 998.31.

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